Ivory atrocity: Extinction fears for elephants

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) An insatiable Chinese demand for ivory and the increasing involvement of organized crime syndicates in smuggling are causing the mass killing of Africa’s elephants and could more…

S&P 500 pushes to another record close

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, lifting the Dow to an all-time high and the S&P 500 to its first finish above 2,000, after better-than-expected reports -- more…

Typewriter sounds pumped into Times' newsroom

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INDEPENDENT) — Almost as if the digital revolution never happened, the newsroom of The Times once again resounds to the clatter of the old-fashioned typewriter. Nearly three decades more…

Teamsters threaten 'Top Chef' cast

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DEADLINE.COM) The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New more…

ISIS now resembles Taliban with oil fields

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) With its reign of terror over a large population and ability to self-finance on a staggering scale, the extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley resembles more…

Gates donates $1 million to 'gun safety'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun more…

IG: VA delays not linked to veteran deaths

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TOWNHALL) The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) has published its own preliminary report concluding that zero veterans died from delays in care at their facility in Phoenix, Arizona. more…

Rat meat export market grows

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC) — A unique harvest is under way in the rice fields of Cambodia where tens of thousands of wild rats are being trapped alive each day to more…